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Are Online Car Auctions Actually Safe? - 7 Car Auction Myths

Online car auctions are still veiled by some common misconceptions. Let's bust some myths together and learn how auctions can help you build the stock of your dreams!

24 January 2023

6 Digital Marketing Strategies for Car Dealerships in 2023

Learn about some of the fundamental and most effective digital marketing strategies and take your automotive business to the next level.

22 January 2023

7 Tips on How to Repair Minor Car Damage

Selling a car with repaired minor damages can increase your profit. Read our guide on how to do minor car repairs with damages such as scratches, dents, and cracks.

16 December 2022

How to Take Photos of Used Cars to Increase Sales - A Practical Guide for Traders

Our step-by-step guide on how to take great photos of used cars for your car dealership. Take professional photos for your car business and boost sales!

14 December 2022

Top 5 Best and Most Reliable Used Cars to Buy

Discover these 5 car models that have been revealed as some of the most reliable cars by one of the biggest automotive surveys in Europe.

15 November 2022

Should You Buy a Used Electric Car as a Car Trader? All You Need to Know

Dive with us into the pros and cons of buying a used electric vehicle and answering a burning question - are second-hand electric cars a good buy for car traders?

15 November 2022

When Will Prices of Used Cars Drop? - Our Predictions for 2023

Our breakdown of the used car market in 2022 and predictions on its evolution in 2023. Discover what’s in store for the market and if used cars will get more or less expensive.

11 October 2022

Should You Buy a Damaged Car? Our Guide to Pros and Cons

 Everything you need to know about buying a damaged car, including pros, cons, tips, and how to buy them at eCarsTrade.

30 September 2022

5 VIN Check Decoders to Help You Find Out Your Used Car's History

 Find out your used car's history with the help of these 5 VIN decoders for Europe. VIN decoders allow you to get a vehicle history report to avoid buying or selling cars with accident history, mileage fraud, or hidden damages.

12 September 2022

Evaluate a Used Car Like an Expert in 7 Easy Steps (+ Bonus Tip!)

Discover these 7 easy steps that will help you evaluate a second-hand car and learn all about buying the best cars for your automotive business.

16 August 2022

Volkswagen plans to acquire Huawei's self-driving vehicle unit

3 March 2022

Chip shortage will extend into 2022

Deloitte is predicting the chip shortages likely to last through 2022 and we should be prepared for longer lead times and possible delays.

23 February 2022

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi alliance plans to take over the EV market by 2030

21 February 2022

How to buy cars from another country?

 Cross-border used car trade is very common for EU dealers.

18 February 2022

BMW Marks 50th Anniversary of M Division

As an alternative to the traditional BMW emblem, customers who will choose a BMW M automobile or a BMW model equipped with an M Sport package with a production date from March 2022 can have their vehicle’s front, rear and wheel hub caps decorated with emblems inspired by the classic "BMW Motorsport" logo.

7 February 2022

Passenger car registrations across the European Union in 2021

According to ACEA data sales of new cars in the EU fell by 2.4% to 9.7 million units in 2021 breaking the previous low record of 2020.

27 January 2022

Classifieds vs Auctions

According to ACEA data there are 243 million passenger cars on the EU’s roads today, with an average age of 11.5 years. This number doesn’t include buses, trucks, light and heavy commercial vehicles and other mobile machinery.

20 January 2022

Is an ex-leased vehicle a good alternative to a private one?

We have analyzed the benefits and drawbacks of each alternative and come up with some key points for you to consider before deciding which option best suits your needs.

15 July 2021

7 Steps to Win a Car at Dealer Auction

Good luck is a direct consequence of preparation! Our goal is for your next auction experience to be both profitable and successful. We have published this article to offer you some tips and tricks that will ensure your next experience is a good one. Check out these seven tips to win your next auction!

7 July 2021

How COVID-19 Affected the Used Car Market

Recently we have seen a significant change in the buying patterns of those purchasing vehicles. Statistics show the volume of new vehicle purchases has decreased, with the lower sales numbers attributed to major events happening in the global economy.

2 July 2021